Town to study regional health department plan...

Mar 31, 2021 by

Published March 31, 2021 By DAN TOMASELLO LYNNFIELD — The town is exploring the possibility of forming a regionalized Health Department with neighboring Reading. Town Administrator Rob Dolan discussed a health regionalization grant application during a joint Select Board and Board of Health meeting last week. Health Director Kristin McRae is currently on leave. Dolan stressed that he is not proposing to regionalize the town’s Health Department. He said the purpose of the joint of meeting was to have the two boards give him the go-ahead to submit the application to the state. “It would just explore the possibility of creating a two to three town health collaborative,” said Dolan. “We are simply asking the Board of Health and the Select Board to allow us to do our due diligence to see if we...

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PHOTO: Piano man

Mar 31, 2021 by

LYNNFIELD HIGH SCHOOL senior Dylan Pool performs on the piano during a recent virtual Coffeehouse performance. (Courtesy Photo)  Published March 31,...

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Town takes a stand against anti-Asian hate...

Mar 24, 2021 by

Posted on: Wednesday, March 31, 2021 (Revised from print version published March 24, 2021) By DAN TOMASELLO LYNNFIELD — Over 100 residents gathered on the steps of Town Hall in order to take a stand against anti-Asian hate on Saturday, March 20. The town and Lynnfield for Love joined forces once again in order to host the Vigil for Victims of anti-Asian Hate in the wake of a March 16 shooting in Atlanta, Georgia that left eight people dead, most of whom were Asian-American women. A white gunman was charged in the shootings. OVER 100 PEOPLE attended Lynnfield for Love’s Vigil for Victims of anti-Asian Hate on Saturday, March 20. (Dan Tomasello Photo) The vigil was similar to last year’s events that the town and Lynnfield for Love hosted in support of the Black...

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Vote set for $9.8M LCWD capital projects...

Mar 24, 2021 by

Published March 24, 2021 By DAN TOMASELLO LYNNFIELD — Ratepayers in the Lynnfield Center Water District will be asked to approve a $9.8 million capital improvement project during the Annual District Meeting on Monday, May 10. LCWD officials and CDM Smith representatives gave an overview of the three projects during an informational meeting held on Zoom teleconference last week. The projects involve upgrading the LCWD’s existing infrastructure as well as getting supplemental water from the Massachusetts Water Resource Authority (MWRA) via Wakefield. “This is the beginning of what we hope is a successful launch of a capital program that will create some sustainability in the system and set the LCWD’s infrastructure up to succeed for its customers in the years to come,” said Superintendent John Scenna. “We have looked at our existing infrastructure, and...

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LHS band students continue to groove...

Mar 24, 2021 by

Published March 24, 2021 By DAN TOMASELLO LYNNFIELD — The Lynnfield High School band program is keeping a steady beat despite the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. While the pandemic forced the band program to switch things up this year, LHS Band Director Harry Wagg and his students have found their rhythm and are still holding down the groove. “As with most things, a lot of our rehearsing has been done remotely,” said Wagg. “This is especially true of wind instruments and singing, which were not able to participate in-person until fairly recently. However, instruments like guitar, bass, keyboards, drums and mallet instruments have been able to rehearse in-person when possible. Our smaller jazz and rock ensembles have been the least affected, aside from being split into two cohorts.” Wagg said the high school’s band classes...

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